Please RSVP with information at this link http://eepurl.com/bECwYX
17.00 – 17.45: Artist duo Lundahl & Seitl will talk with Professor Ronald Jones
Lundahl & Seitl: Time of no TimeLundahl & Seitl: Time of no Time
(School of Design, Harvard University) about the process of working on their
most recent creation: Time of no Time.
17.45 – 18.30: Audience members are invited to be amongst the first to experience a prototype version of Time of no Time.
18.30 – 19.00: Discussion about the experience of Time of No Time, how it
operates and what its effects may be.
Time of no Time was an initiative by curators Hanna Wörman and Kirsten
Hinders to take Lundahl & Seitl’s work to a wider audience.
About Time of No Time
“For the first time in history a system is created through which we can directly
experience a relationship with the movement of celestial bodies.” Lundahl & Seitl
With Time of no Time, Lundahl & Seitl set out to create an interaction between
the audience’s immediate environment, their physical movements, the rotation of
the earth and the relative positions of celestial bodies in the solar system.
In their previous works, Lundahl & Seitl have often created ”a residual feeling of
presence” of something that is not really there – for example the touch of a hand
as simulated by a synthetic stimulation of the senses. TNT will do the opposite: it
will create the presence of something that is around us all the time, but we do not
usually experience. As humans, we have learned to visualize – but not to feel the
world through body-sensations. We are not aware of our body perception, even if
it is there all the time, unconsciously effecting everything we think, say or do.
Can the universe’s ”movements” really be felt? Can they be experienced
physically? We know that the earth revolves although we do not know it.
Time of No Time sets out to reprogram our unconscious, habitual, collective /
cultural misconceptions about space and the universe, with the hypothesis that it
will affect our brain, perception, behavior, thinking, being and decision making,
and culture itself.
The inspiration for this project has been ‘the overview effect’ that some
astronauts have reported from their space travel. The term was coined by the
philosopher Frank White, and refers to a change in consciousness caused by
seeing Earth from space; ”… When we experience ‘the overview effect’ by seeing
the Earth from space, we see that the earth is a whole system where everything
is connected and interdependent.” (Frank White)
The project’s motivation is to evoke an experience inspired by the ”the overview
effect”, but induced through technology and bodily illusions here on earth, in
order to provide a large number of people with the same possibility to new
perspectives on our planet.
Time of No Time uses a number of key technologies to enable the applications
functionality. A mobile device, running iOS8 or above, with location services
enabled to access the users location and orientation during an experience. A
number of web-based API’s are used in order to feed real-time data for an
experience, for example, the current weather at a users location. This information
is then used, together with the latest 3D audio libraries within iOS, to dynamically
drive the appropriate narrative and spatialised audio to the user during an
experience. The research and prototype of TNT has been developed by AKOI
Time of No Time (TNT) is an interdisciplinary and multi-sensory digital system by
Lundahl & Seitl that combines narrative, instruction, choreography, 3D sound and
interactive navigation in an immersive experience. Completely unique to each
visitor, the experience creates new connections between human movements and
movements that occur in real time in the universe, using smartphone technology.
If you want to join the event, please RSVP to: http://eepurl.com/bECwYX no later than November 10th!!!
IMPORTANT: Part of the event involves experiencing a prototype of TNT, and visitors who wish to take part will need an Apple mobile device running iOS8 or later, and to use their Apple registered email address when they RSVP.
A link to a download of the application for TNT will be sent to them prior to the event, and the installation should be performed prior to arrival. Visitors are asked to bring their own headphones.
For visitors using Android there will be a few Apple devices on loan at the Dome.
17:00 - 19:00